Toddlers and preschoolers have only one concept of time: now. That’s why it’s so hard for them to wait—the future is abstract, and even the past is fuzzy. ‘Yesterday’ and ‘last month’ are practically the same.
By the time your child turns four or five years old, he may be ready to learn about minutes, hours, weeks and months. The challenge is to make it concrete. Kids use their senses to learn, so all the explaining in the world won’t be as effective as a fun, tangible activity. Try some of these. [Read more…]